First aid is an important skill. By performing simple procedures and following certain guidelines, it may be possible to save lives by giving basic treatment until professional medical help arrives.
Remember in an emergency, there is no time to read instructions. First aid training teaches you some of the basic procedures which will help you react quickly and efficiently in case of some emergency situations. If someone stops breathing, see if the person replies if talked to or touched on the shoulder. In case you are alone, perform the following basic life support for one minute:
Place the person on his/her back on the floor.
Tilt the head so that the chin is pointing upwards. Do this by placing the fingertips under the jawbone, then lift gently while pressing down softly on the person’s forehead. This is done to make sure the tongue is not blocking the throat.
Keep holding the head in this way while checking for breathing. Look if the chest is rising and falling, or place your ear next to their mouth to listen for breathing and feel breath on your cheek. Only check for 10 seconds.
If there is normal breathing, hold the hand as described above until medical help arrives.
The knowledge of first aid is invaluable for both you as the individual and also for your community. It enables you to assist people who become injured in the event of an accident or emergency situation until medical help arrives.
First aid skills can be applied in the home, the workplace or in public locations. Hence, the more First Aid certified people there are in a community, the safer that community becomes. In case an accident happens in the workplace, in your home or in a public space, being a helpless witness to an emergency situation can potentially worsen the situation. This is why it is important for as many people as possible to have at least a basic knowledge of First Aid.
The video titled as “First Aid Statistics” gives a statistical study of First Aid in the U.S. which marks the importance of First Aid training. Some of the major points of this study include the following:
At work, injuries and illnesses kill about 2.2 million people in the world each year.
Unintentional injury is the leading cause of death in the U.S. for individuals younger than 44 years of age.
On average, 15 workers die each day in the U.S. from traumatic injuries.
Human bodies are susceptible to injuries, illnesses and trauma. You never know when an injury may happen to you or your loved ones or to those who are around you. Thus, it is always good to have some amount of basic knowledge to take care of critical situations and to keep it from going bad to worse till the medical help arrives.
The Infographic titled as “Why First Aid Training is Important?” talks about the reasons to get first aid training which are as follows:
Increases Safety: Knowledge of first aid promotes sense of safety and encourages people to be more alert and safe in the surroundings. Awareness keeps you safe and secure, reducing the number of causalities and accidents.
Helps save lives: If a person who is trained to give first aid administration happens to see any casualty in his vicinity, immediate action can be taken and lives can be saved.
Makes people more secure: The sense of security promotes a healthy and a more confident environment around you.
For more information, you can refer the given Infographic.
Human bodies are susceptible to injuries, illnesses and trauma. We never know when any injury may happen to us or to our loved ones. In order to avoid such situations from getting bad to worse or till the medical help arrives, it is always good to have some amount of basic knowledge to tackle such critical situations.
When you are equipped with first aid skills through first-aid training, you can delay the worsening of a condition, save lives and even can resuscitate an individual with CPR, if necessary.
• It increases safety: It is always better to be safe than sorry and the basis of first-aid training is ‘prevention’. The knowledge of first-aid promotes the sense of safety and well-being amongst people, prompting them to be more alert and safe.
• It helps relieve pain: Some injuries require a very simple solution such as applying ice pack or a quick rub and doesn’t require ride to emergency room. In such situations, calling a person trained in first-aid is more reliable as they can help reduce the pain by performing simple procedures and can help relieve pain.
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